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Is it possible to overclock E5400 with only 2GB Ram?

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December 6, 2011 8:29:01 AM

I have an Intel Pentium E5400 @ 2.7Ghz, 2GB KingMax RAM DD2, Corsair GS600 PSU, MSI Boston mobo (I think), Nvdia GTX550 Ti.

Is is possible to overclock with this settings?

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December 6, 2011 11:09:23 AM

Over-clocking is down to the CPU and possible a little down to the PSU. RAM however makes no difference as to if you can OC your CPU or not.

Just to confirm, your 600w PSU is plenty to over-clock that E5400 with GTX 550Ti
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December 6, 2011 10:00:28 PM

AdrianPerry said:
Over-clocking is down to the CPU and possible a little down to the PSU. RAM however makes no difference as to if you can OC your CPU or not.

Just to confirm, your 600w PSU is plenty to over-clock that E5400 with GTX 550Ti


Ram can very easily limit how much op can overclock. Op's rig isn't like your SB rig where you can set your ratios ect. 1:1 is the best for a 775 build but op will be limited there. Need to know what board and what ram he/she is using. That cpu might get 3.2ghz on stock cooling if everything is done right.
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December 6, 2011 10:31:21 PM

I'm sorry, I'm noob at this, what's Op and Sb?
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December 6, 2011 10:45:03 PM

Op is you (original poster) and SB is Intel's Sandy Bridge (socket 1155). In wow speak op means over powered lol
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December 7, 2011 2:38:32 AM

The MSI Boston motherboard was used in HP computers. I suspect that you have a locked BIOS (no access to overclocking settings).

In that case, you can try something called the BSEL/VID mod (CAUTION - not for the faint hearted):
http://www.overclock.net/t/341123/intel-bsel-vid-mod-gu...
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